Woman assaults partner with a broken glass

High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.
High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.

A Buxton woman assaulted her partner and threatened him with a broken glass, a court heard.

Amanda Richardson had been in a relationship with Mark Crompton for four years and was at his address on November 16, High Peak Magistrates’ Court heard.

The couple had been drinking and an argument began because Richardson thought Mr Crompton was ignoring her after he began looking at his iPad, prosecutor John Cooper said.

She scratched Mr Crompton on the neck before picking up a wine glass, smashing it and threatening him with it.

Mr Crompton managed to grab hold of her wrists, remove the glass and then pushed her back on to the sofa while he waited for police to arrive, the court heard.

Richardson, 33, of Bridge Street, admitted assault by beating.

Kirsten Collings, defending, said: “She has mental health problems, learning difficulties and suffers from acute anxiety.

“Alcohol plays a part in her offending but she is not an alcoholic.”

She was given a 12-month conditional discharge, 12-month restraining order and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 surcharge.